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This activity uses a science-based approach to teach color description to students who are blind or visually impaired.
For students with visual impairment, the volume of sound can be used to represent the brightness of stars as the concepts of apparent and absolute magnitude.
The PenFriend can be used as an auditory tool for science instruction with students who are blind or visually impaired.
Tips and strategies to make ratios and proportional relationships accessible to students who are blind or visually impaired
Tips and strategies to make geometry accessible to students who are blind or visually impaired
In this article, I look at three web applications to try to assess how usable they might be for people with visual impairments.
An activity to help blind and visually impaired students plan for transition and adult life as they learn about budgeting.
Tips and strategies to make statistics and probability accessible to students who are blind or visually impaired
This experiment provides a low cost solution for investigating the rate of photosynthesis for students who are blind and visually impaired.
A fun alternative to a standard lesson about the structure of DNA is to use different types of candy to represent the different components of the DNA molecule.
This simple hands-on activity allows students who are blind or visually impaired to "build" a model of the solar system in a meter showing relative distances between planets.
In this activity, students who are blind or visually impaired are introduced to the structure of DNA and learn to "read" the code found in the nitrogen bases (the rungs).
Tips to prepare students with visual impairment to correctly interpret tables and tactile graphics in science class beginning in early grades.
These math tips and strategies are compiled from suggestions made by a team of experts as part of a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
In this article we look at the usability of the popular coding program with the VoiceOver screenreader.
This activity, appropriate for a warm up, has students with visual impairments compare the final results of mitosis and meiosis and can be played as a competitive game.
Use this CSI-related activity to help your students learn about self-advocacy!
Google's Project Bloks is a development platform for tangible programming, to help kids develop computational thinking through playful coding experiences.
A hands-on activity to introduce students who are blind and visually impaired to gravity and weight.
Students who are blind or visually impaired measure distance and time to calculate the speed at which a marble travels.
Warm-up activities can be a great way to introduce a science lesson. Find out how to best adapt them for students with visual impairment.
This article highlights the tools that have been useful for students with visual impairment in gauging time for science activities and experiments.
This blog describes the value of including drawing in science instruction for students with visual impairments and will highlight several available drawing tools.
A hands-on science activity that teaches students who are blind and visually impaired about the balance of objects.
In this activity, students will experience an endothermic reaction and gauge the temperature change that occurs as a result of the reaction.
This activity focuses on ionic bonding and the importance of valence electrons in chemical bonding.
Best practices for description of graphs, and tables, and diagrams for individuals who are blind or visually impaired
Exciting, inclusive classroom actives that combine Crime Scene Investigation skills while learning about magnification tools!
This simple edible model serves to support instruction on the main structures of the eye.
This simple model and related activities help students who are blind or visually impaired understand how the central vacuole of a plant cell helps the plant cell to remain firm.
As each student with a visual impairment has unique needs in math and science, choosing an appropriate talking calculator is vital for his or her success.
There are 3 webcasts included in this training module that demonstrate importance of Science and Math inclusion for vision impaired students.
In this blog, I will explain the Quota Fund program, how your student can benefit from them, and which science products on the site can be purchased using Quota
This activity ties in both the structure and function theme prevalent in biology and provides an engaging introduction to organic molecules.
Each student will in turn describe a part of the cell for classmates who attempt to decide which organelle the student is "playing".
The volume of two identically shaped cubes is compared followed by a comparison of the masses of the same two cubes.
Humor in the classroom not only makes the learning experience more fun for students, it also increases engagement and retention.
Prior to instruction on cell structure, this activity utilizes the stellar APH Life Science Tactile Graphics Set to compare animal and plant cell structure.
This hands-on activity teaches students who are blind and visually impaired about problem solving and the engineering design process.
A hands-on science lesson about gravity using toy cars.
Can using drama in science class increase participation and collaboration. I have found that it can!
Students write and perform skits in which they break the lab safety rules in order to better remember and comprehend the rules.
A student with visual impairments tested the efficiency of various materials as insulators.
A student with visual impairments tested the affect of friction on different surfaces on how far a remote control car will run on these surfaces.
A student with visual impairments tested how dish soap affects the way in which chocolate dissolves during a baking soda and vinegar reaction.
This activity gauges students' understanding of healthy eating and introduces Michelle Obama's My Food Plate.
This science experiment by students at Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired examines how the time of day affects energy levels.
This blog provides guidance for TVIs who will have a student in elementary science.
In this webcast, TVI Barbara Gillmeister talks about the strategies she uses to support students who are visually impaired/blind in the public school classroom
Hari spoke to my summer school class, tying science into her discussion of goals and habits.